I am a grown woman — 27 years old — and apparently I still have no idea how to ask someone not to touch me

Keywords: assertiveness , body rules , conflict , harrassment , people pleaser , physical touch , safety , sexual harrassment

Okay, so let’s rewind and explain. A while back I went to a new branch of my gym for the first time. I showed up for a 6am class and because the club was recently opened, there was only one other person in the class. The trainer was really friendly but one thing I didn’t enjoy: he kept touching me to show me the movements.


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